Directly sow the seeds during September till December at the temperature of 15-20 degree centigrade. Cover the seeds with medium vermiculite. Seeds germinate in about 10 days. Aim to space plants 30 cm apart. The flowers thrive in raised beds, window boxes, containers and even hanging baskets. Height 23 to 30 cm. Flowers are large size in shades of deep crimson rose, white many with contrasting zones.